» July 1, 1990: Yankees Andy Hawkins throws the season's 6th no-hitter, but still loses 4–0 to the White Sox. With two out in the bottom of the 8th, New York's Mike Blowers misplays Sosa's routine grounder for an error, and Hawkins walks two to load the bases. Outfielders Jim Leyritz and Jesse Barfield drop back-to-back fly balls to allow all four runs to score. Barfield loses Ivan Calderon's fly ball in the sun and the ball bounces off his mitt. Ken Johnson in 1964 was the last pitcher to lose a no-hitter.
» October 4, 1995:
Jim Leyritz’s 2-run HR in the bottom of the 15th inning gives NY a 7-5 win over Seattle for their 2nd consecutive win.
» April 30, 1996: In the longest 9-inning game ever—4 hours and 21 minutes—the Yankees outslug the Orioles, 13–10 to disappoint 43,117 at Camden Yards. The host O's score nine runs off starter Andy Pettitte and take a 9–4 lead in the 2nd. New York ties it at 9–9 in the 5th, then wins it in the 7th on Tino Martinez's 3-run shot. Jim Leyritz and Paul O'Neill also homer for New York. The previous record for longest game was 4:18, set in a 1962 Dodgers-Giants game.
» May 2, 1996:
After missing his first start in nine years because of a numbed finger on his pitching hand, David Cone tosses a complete game, 5–1 win over the White Sox. Jim Leyritz and Paul O'Neill back him with homers.
» October 13, 1996: The Yankees defeat the Orioles, 6-4, giving them the American League pennant. The victors score all of their runs in the 3rd inning, which features home runs by Jim Leyritz, Cecil Fielder, and Darryl Strawberry. Scott Erickson gives the three homers in one inning, a first in the LCS. Bobby Bonilla, Todd Zeile, and Eddie Murray homer for the losers.
» October 23, 1996: The Yankees even the Series by scoring twice in the 10th inning for an 8-6 win. Jim Leyritz ties the game in the 8th with a home run off Mark Wohlers as the Braves blow a 6-run lead. John Wetteland saves the game for Graeme Lloyd.
» December 5, 1996: Two days after signing C Joe Girardi, the Yankees send back-up catcher Jim Leyritz to the Angels in exchange for minor leaguers Ryan Kane and Jeremy Blevins. Leyritz, the Yankee with the longest tenure—5 years, 126 days—was vulnerable because of his $1.75 million yearly contract.
» May 12, 1997: The Angels tie a franchise record by scoring 13 runs in the 7th inning to beat the White Sox, 16–8. Garret Anderson's single drives in 2, including the go-ahead run, and Jim Edmonds adds a 2-run homer in the big inning. Jim Leyritz has three hits and four RBIs.
» July 29, 1997: The Rangers ship Ken Hill, 16–10 last year, to the Angels for C Jim Leyritz and a player to be named. Hill struggled to a 5–8 record this season. Leyritz is insurance in case the Rangers can't sign Ivan Rodriguez, but they will ink Pudge in two days to a 5-year deal worth $42 million.
» November 6, 1997:
The Red Sox trade Ps Aaron Sele and Mark Brandenburg and C Bill Haselman to the Rangers in exchange for C Jim Leyritz and OF Damon Buford.
» June 21, 1998:
The Red Sox trade C Jim Leyritz and OF Ethan Faggett to the Padres for P Carlos Reyes and Dario Veras, and C Mandy Romero.
» October 3, 1998:
Jim Leyritz's 7th inning homer gives the Padres a 2–1 win over the Astros, and a 2–1 lead in games in their divisional series.
» October 4, 1998: The Padres close out the Astros, winning Game 4, 6–1, and taking their playoff series. Jim Leyritz hits another 4–bagger for the Pads, as does Wally Joyner.
» July 31, 1999:
The Yankees bring back C Jim Leyritz from the Padres for P Geraldo Padua. Padua was 25–4 in three seasons in Class A, including a run of 20 straight wins. Mysteriously, Padua will lose 14 straight in the minors in 2000 and earn a release from Altoona (AA) in May, 2001, after serving up three straight homers.
» October 27, 1999: The Yankees defeat the Braves, 4-1, to win their 25th world championship. Roger Clemens gets the win, hurling 4-hit ball before leaving the game in the 8th inning. Mariano Rivera gets the save, his 2nd of the Series. Jim Leyritz hits a solo home run in the 8th inning to finish the NY scoring. Rivera wins the Series MVP award.
» July 13, 2000: The Dodgers edge the Angels, 4–3, in 10 innings but not before California executes an unusual play. After the Dodgers Adrian Beltre triples off the newly-renovated RF fence in the bottom of the 10th, the Angels move LF Darin Erstad to the infield to prevent the run scoring. Erstad, playing at about 2B, throws out Kevin Elster for an OF assist. Jim Leyritz then singles in the run.